Veronica is an eight-month-old baby girl from Guatemala. She is her parents’ first child. Her mother takes care of the household, while her father works as a day laborer to support their family.
Veronica was recently diagnosed with malnutrition, a condition that prevents the body from growing healthily due to a lack of nutrition. Beginning on March 13, Veronica will be monitored for growth and will receive nutritional supplements at our medical partner’s care center, Clinic Panajachel.
Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is asking for $492 to cover the cost of her treatment. Funds will also go towards an educational program that will teach Veronica’s mother how to create a nutrient-rich diet for her with limited resources.
“I wish for my daughter to grow well,” says Veronica’s mother.